Library Books

Editorial Services

Copyediting

  • Free 1,000-word sample edit 

  • Mechanical Editing (spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation)

  • Address technical and global issues

  • Look for issues with continuity and inconsistencies

  • Point out wordiness and convoluted text​​

Proofreading

  • The "last line" of defense in publishing

  • Check for typographical errors in document

  • Correct errors introduced during typesetting, formatting, or file conversion

  • Point out and emend deficiencies in document layout

  • Identify serious errors that were not caught during copyediting phase

Manuscript Evaluation

  • Look for potential global issues in respect to plot, settings, tone, mood, theme, dialogue, etc.  

  • Address any major issues  before submitting manuscript to an agent or publishing house.​

  • Evaluation one-hour coaching call to discuss evaluation document, suggestions in order to improve the work, and to answer any pressing questions you may have).

  • An example of an evaluation is available upon request.

Line Editing

  • Free 1,000-word sample edit

  • Copyediting with additional correction of errors in grammar and syntax, and more scrutiny into usage

  • Rewrite of wordy or convoluted text in addition to redundancies, cliches, and other aspects of complex grammar and usage

Query Letter Evaluation

  • A thorough look at a query letter addressed to a literary agent.

  • Feedback regarding to tone, content, and structure. 

Screenplay Evaluation

  • Look for potential global issues in respect to plot, settings, tone, mood, theme, dialogue, etc.

  • Scrutiny in regards to script formatting and knowledge of current industry standard 

  • Address any major issues  before submitting script to an agent, production company, or script reader.​

  • One-hour coaching call to discuss evaluation document, suggestions in order to improve the work, and to answer any pressing questions you may have).

Developmental Editing

  • Free 1,000-word sample edit

  • Includes line editing

  • Overhaul of rough draft

  • Provide guidance in reorganization of manuscript

  • Comments in the margins regarding author choice, areas of improvement, and praise for good writing

  • Detailed notes in regard to characters, plot, story, tone, mood, etc.

  • One-hour "coaching session" and subsequent follow-up

Query Packet Evaluation

  • Includes query letter evaluation

  • A thorough look at all querying materials including query letter, synopsis, author bio, and any other materials supposedly requested by a literary agent.

  • Feedback and advice on each element

  • Suggestions for other potentially necessary documents

Writer Coaching

  • Customizable for each writer in need of guidance on the writing, editorial, and publishing processes

  • Regular Zoom meetings or phone calls to assess writers current project

  • Career advice and insight into the publishing and distribution industry as a whole

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